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4 Years

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Joined: Jan 2005

This month marks 4 years post diagnosis with stage 2a colon cancer and I just came back from a follow-up visit with the oncologist--all is well. Since I don't post much anymore here is a brief history: diagnosed 12/04 with stage 2a colon cancer, had laprascopic right hemicolectomy, no chemo. Then regular follow-up visits, first every 4 months, then at year two, every six months unless I had a problem. Though every new ache and pain brings fears of recurrence, so far everything checks out OK.

I still "lurch" every now-and-then to see how evereyone is doing. It's good to see new members of this unique club although I guess it's not one that we would voluntarily join. I am also saddened reading of those who are no longer with us. While I never met anyone personally, I feel each loss as the passing of a good friend. For me, this site was a great help when first diagnosed and I still enjoy "catching-up" with everyone when I log on.


ldot123's picture
Posts: 276
Joined: Apr 2008

Hi Howard,

Welcome back and glad to hear your good news. I don't think any of us will ever not have a fear of recurrence. Just keep going for those check ups, stay positive and enjoy life to the fullest. Thanks for the update.


KathiM's picture
Posts: 8077
Joined: Aug 2005

Hello, glad you checked in!!!! We are on the same timetable...well, my official dx was the day after Thanksgiving, 2004...Stage III rectal cancer...

Glad to see you are doing well!!

Hugs, Kathi

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